The Way to the Sea

Aldeburgh Festival

A theatre performance in which the audience encounters a series of staged events as they walk through the landscape

Theatre, Film and Animation

We designed a series of installations through the landscape as part of Aldeburgh Festival in Thorpeness. The whole village became part of the show, with staged performances of Britten’s music within Ogilvie Hall and the Country Club. As the audience walked around the village actors merged with passers-by and concealed platforms allowed performers to stand on the surface of the water. The performances celebrated one hundred years of the village, and were inspired by the ‘House in the Clouds’ – a local surburban house raised in the air disguising a water tower.

Client

Aldeburgh Festival

Location

Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Roles

Theatre Design
Film Design

Collaborators

Netia Jones
Zerlina Hughes

photography: Tom Merrell